On March 11 2023 Andreas Gustafsson, aka. Shadow (Sdw) died unexpectedly in an accident.
I was returning from Midwinter Meeting when the news reached me. Just two weeks before I had sent him my appreciation for the beautiful latest Atari VCS release he had created with Mermaid. Andreas was an absolutely outstanding demoscener in many regards. Not only he created over 130 demos - each of them was a gem and some even milestones. He had the unique passion and ability to create demos on essentially everything that consumed electricity and that could be programmed. His skills were not only in the area of coding but also in the area of design. He always impressed me with the color schemes he used and with the brilliant ideas to overcome the limitations of every piece of hardware. His work was a source of true inspiration for many of us and for me personally. Some of the best demos I ever did were nothing but humble attempts to adapt his ideas.
He was always kind and helpful to many of us, and I am happy that I could help him a few times when the chips in the Atari didn't want to obey his commands. I owe him many cheerful moments in my life. We've lost one of the best and I am deeply saddened that I have to write these lines. If you have something you'd like to express, you can write in his obituary.
You can find the list of his releases on these websites and I'm fairly sure none of them actually covers all of what he did. The screenshot below needs no further explanation.